Okay, so I just got back from the gym and I would like to give y'all a little report on the running stuffs.
So, as a brief reminder, this is what I'm supposed to be doing for the first week:
Week one: Walk for 6 minutes, then jog at an easy pace for 1 minute. Repeat 3 times. Aim for three sessions with that same sequence for week one.
That equals 21 minutes. (7 minutes x 3 repetitions.)
Well, this is what I did: (L== level, and I was at an incline of .5 just to get started. I started not knowing what level felt fast or slow... 27 is pretty slow... I wanted to walk at a fast pace when walking, instead of reverting to a stroll feeling walk. The beat I walked to was the beat of "If U Seek Amy.")
1 min walking @ L27, 2 min walking @ L30, 3 min walking @ L32
2 min running @ L45
5 min walking @ L37
4 min running @ L47
6 min walking @ L37
3 min running @ L47
5 min walking @ L35
1.5 min running @ L47
5.5 min walking @ L37, 1 min walking @ L35, 1 min walking @ L32
So... that's 40 minutes on the treadmill, 2.2 miles, and a HELL of a lot more running than I thought I'd be doing! I was supposed to do 21 minutes on the treadmill with only 3 of them being running minutes. Today, instead, I did 40 minutes on the treadmill, with 10.5 of them being running minutes.
Holy crap. I think I can do this.
Now, for you treadmill runners... does the world look like you're on one of those airport moving walkways when you get off? 'Cause I felt WEIRD when I stopped. I can totally see how someone could fall on their face after doing a workout now.
Speaking of which, I've been dying to share this clip with you guys! Has anyone seen "The Mirror Has Two Faces"??? It's one of my FAVORITE movies. This is the only clip I can find of the scene I want. You don't need to watch the whole thing. Just watch it from 5:00 - it's one of my favorite workout montages. HA!
(Now, I swear to Google there is a part in this montage where she's really cycling on the bike HARD and then she gets off, and her legs are so wobbly that she falls down. But it's not in this clip! Anyone? Tell me I'm not crazy. Or is it a different movie?)
I just realized that it's Bridget Jones' Diary - and I can't find the clip online. :)
Also, someone asked what gym I go to. I'm in Milwaukee, and I go to Elite Fitness. They have a few locations - I go to Highlander Elite, which is off of Lilly Road and Burliegh. It's kind of pricey (around $80/month) but they have EVERYTHING, and they're very, very clean, super friendly, have tons of classes, every piece of equipment you could ask for, televisions on every treadmill, bike and elliptical, and two pools, not to mention a crapload of tennis and racquetball courts, spin classes, Gravity, Zumba, Pilates, Pump, Yoga and a slew of social events, live music, childcare, karate classes and way more. :) If anyone wants to come JOIN... I would love to have a running partner. :)